Meghan Markle joins the list of international entertainment figures who harshly criticized the criminalization of abortion in the United States, decision that the government took last Friday, June 24. These were the questions and reflections shared by the former Californian actress.
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Meghan: “We have to channel that fear into action”
Meghan Markle, Accompanied by feminist activist Gloria Steinem, they starred in an intense conversation for Vogue magazine about the consequences of the Supreme Court annulling the decree that guaranteed the right to abortion in the United States.
“It is complete nonsense that we are still fighting for something like this. It feels like the tip of the iceberg and is part of why people feel so scared. We have to channel that fear into action. We can start this November in the midterm elections,” the former English royal said at the start.
The actress assured that this government decision will not stop abortion in the country, but will cause thousands of women to seek alternative and unsafe methods to do so.
“This is going to have a real impact on women’s bodies and lives. Women with resources will travel for abortions, those without may attempt to perform one on themselves at tremendous risk. Some will have to obtain abortion pills from unregulated pharmacies. Others who are pregnant and in a medical emergency will be at the mercy of doctors and lawyers to determine if a procedure that is needed to save their lives can be performed,” she stressed.
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Meghan Markle says Prince Harry is a feminist
Meghan Markle also revealed that her husband, the príncipe Harryis also aware of the problem that this new measure taken by the authorities has unleashed and calls on all men to speak out about it.
“Men need to speak up in this moment and beyond, because these are decisions that affect relationships, families and communities at large. It is related to women, but the consequences affect us all. My husband and I talked about it a lot in the last few days. He’s a feminist, too.”